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What the Bible says about Homosexuality

Go out and start the Homosexual, Adultery, or Murderers Club

Homosexual Lies and Mistruths

We live in an age of lies. Not just homosexual lies. We hear lies from the time we are very small and by the time we are of the age where we should know better we are desensitized to the truth. This should not be so stunning to us. After all, our politicians, both Democrat and Republican have made their careers through lying. It’s ok though, because these lies are something we have agreed to accept. Every 4 years, every 2 years, or every 6 years, depending on the office they are campaigning for, they shell out the same old lies-and when we elect or re-elect them we give tacit agreement to the game.

I can think of countless examples of lies we have grown to embrace, but what makes me most sad is that the people who should stand for the truth, the Church of Jesus Christ, have embraced their own set of lies.

Our Foundation: Sola Scriptura

Christians are supposed to be a people of the Book. One of the cries of the Protestant Reformation was “Sola Scriptura.” By this it was meant by Scripture alone can we arrive at truth. After all it is God’s Word, as found in the Bible that we can know truth. Jesus prayed in His high priestly prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane, “Sanctify them through thy truth, thy word is truth.”

Theological debate and argument are fairly common place amongst Christians. There are arguments about all kinds of things. However, there are certain areas and topics where the Bible has spoken as clear as can possibly be. It is true that you may have disagreement amongst people as to whether or not Jesus rose from the dead, but the argument is not truly a Biblical argument, because the Bible clearly says that Jesus rose from the dead. One of these people is arguing from a non-Biblical viewpoint, and those who claim to hold the Bible as a standard should easily know with whom to side.

Homosexuality SinThe above argument is of course very simple, but we see similar things all the time. I use for example the idea of Christian homosexuals. There are some who say that there is no contradiction between the two. I do not doubt their sincerity, however, I can assure you they did not reach their conclusion from the Word of God. The Word of God, clearly and without any equivocation states the Biblical position in 1 Corinthians 6, “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.”

Why do I single out homosexuality of all the sins listed in the above text? Well, last I checked, there were no Christian fornication advocacy groups. There were no groups going around claiming that drunkenness was their special gift from God. There are no churches that minister specifically to the extortioner. Now, I may be wrong. With the growing perversions and delusions of many American Christians there actually may be a Christian Adultery Club, but I think any Biblically minded person will realize that Christians do not condone or advocate adultery.

Such Were Some of You

Please note, I am not saying that anyone who has committed any of these sins is lost. What I am saying is if a person continues to identify himself, or herself by their sin they have a problem. “Such WERE some of you, but you were washed you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of God.”

David was a man after God’s own heart and yes he committed adultery and murder. But David confessed his sin, and repented. He did not embrace his sin and call it his gift from God. He did not go out and start the Covenant Adultery and Murderers Club. And when Nathan the prophet told him that He was the man, David did not respond with, “don’t judge me buddy.”

The Scripture is clear, all have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God. And Christ Jesus died as a propitiation for our sin. One of the things we must continue to do, however, is to confess our sins. We are promised that He is faithful and just to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we embrace our sins instead of the cross then it is apparent who we are.

What We Need

We need to stop lying to ourselves and embrace the truth of God’s Word. Abortion is a national sin, the nation is being judged for it. Homosexuality and homosexual acceptance are national evils. The fact that there are so few willing to speak the truth of God’s word about the issue is evidence of God’s continued judgment upon us.

Christians need to repent of their idolatry of reputation and conformity and let their mind be transformed by the washing of the Word of the Lord. Until this happens we will continue to walk in darkness. May the truth of the Word of God give us strength and the boldness to declare it to a world that loves the lie more than the truth.

… and Justice For All

As mentioned in the previous post, our Pledge of Allegiance ends with the line, “and liberty and justice for all.”   One of the particularly disturbing aspects of our pledge is that though we learned it in grade school,  most Americans have a warped understanding of liberty and  as we will see today, perhaps even a more warped view of justice.

 

A basic definition of justice is “the act of being just or fair.”   This definition is lacking in that it does not deal with the question of what is just nor of what is fair.     Justice, you see, must be defined in terms of a system of ethics.

 

It should be obvious, but the ethics taught by Jesus and the Bible are very different from the ethics espoused by most moderns.   Since that is true, the justice that the Bible demands must be very different from modern conceptions of justice.   A prime example of this can be seen in the recent debates and discussion over same sex marriage.  It has been claimed over and over by certain individuals that this issue of same sex marriage is an issue of equal justice for all.

Marriage is perhaps the oldest institution known to mankind.   Marriage was established in the 2nd Chapter of Genesis:

22 And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. 23 Then the man said,

“This at last is bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called Woman,
because she was taken out of Man.”

24  Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

God established marriage, and in doing that He also defined marriage.   Marriage is the joining of a man and a woman and the two becoming one flesh.   The idea that two men can marry one another, or two women can marry one another is not an expansion of marriage, but a perversion.    Any society that perverts God’s law must also of necessity pervert God’s justice.

Now I can see and understand how unbelieving pagans would try and make this issue about justice, but what really is disturbing is when professed believers make the same claim.   It becomes apparent that their view of justice has been shaped more by the world than by the Word of God!

True justice, at least according to the Bible, is not possible when God’s law is rejected as the standard for a people.   We live in a society that see’s injustice everywhere.   This is not by accident.   Two thousand years ago an angry mob in Jerusalem had justice standing in their very midst and cried out, “We will not have this man to rule over us.”  We may look aghast at them, but in a very real sense we have done the same thing in our churches and in our nation when we disregard the law of God in exchange it for natural law or so called common sense.   Every law system has a different view of justice.

The justice that is brought about by a society that embraces same sex marriage and the justice that brings about reconciliation with Christ the King are two different justices.   When we say and justice for all we must make sure we identify whose justice we are seeking.